We promised to launch an official investigation into the mysterious closing of Beard Papa’s East and West Village locations, and, although a disconnected signal at the latter didn’t bode well, an email from COO Craig Takiguchi is more than reassuring. “We are meeting with folks in Park Slope and Bronxville,” says Takiguchi. “I suspect we will find a good location in either of those two areas sometime this year.” As for the closed stores:
Both stores, Astor Place and Carmine Street, are closed temporarily to redesign and upgrade the facilities. Of course actual reopening dates are subject to requisite permits, but we anticipate the Carmine Store to open in mid-October and the Astor Place cafe to open in early December. Both stores will feature our classic cream puffs and look for a more expanded menu showcasing new yummy products from our Beard Papa product development team in Asia.
Bacon-flavored puffs, one can only assume!